The wildly successful and much-beloved "Becoming Mrs. Lewis "
is Available NOW in an expanded trade paper edition.
With Bonus Episode and Material
This edition collects all the interviews from Patti Callahan's Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis podcast, as well as extensive bonus material not previously released, including an additional episode not released on the original podcast.
Perfect for fans of the best-selling Becoming Mrs. Lewis as well as anyone interested in the story behind the story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis.
A bonus episode—including an interview with the founder and artistic director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, Max McLean.
Bonus chapters from Becoming Mrs. Lewis
A special letter, from author Patti Callahan to Joy Davidman
Patti Callahan (Author, Narrator), Lauren Woodward (Narrator), Full Cast (Narrator), Thomas Nelson (Publisher)
Special Edition Paperback
The Newly expanded edition includes:
A map of Oxford
An expanded discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs
A timeline of Jack and Joy's Lives
Joy's (imagined) letter to Jack
10 Things You May Not Know About Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis's Love Story
A Behind the Scenes Essay: Oxford—The City
In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice. Ideal for book clubs and further discussions.
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In a most improbable friendship, she found love.
In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice.
Now a USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and The Globe and Mail Bestseller. A Christy Award
"Book of the Year."
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
“Patti Callahan seems to have found the story she was born to tell in this tale of unlikely friendship turned true love between Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.”
—Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Love And Ruin
From New York Times and USA Today, bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters.
Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.
In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.
At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.
“Making full use of historical documentation, Callahan has created an incredible portrait of a complex woman.”
— Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Becoming Mrs. Lewis
The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
Now a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and The Globe and Mail Bestseller.